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Garibay Soup: Just a Motivating Monday - Our Choice

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just a Motivating Monday - Our Choice

If you're just joining in:
-Write a blog post about ANYTHING at all that inspires you, or something you feel will inspire others. 

-Please link back to Garibay Soup

-Please snag my Just a Motivating button on your post.

-I hope that we can all go and visit each other's blogs and read what everyone has linked up ~ I hope that this carnival can bring more traffic for you :) So, spread the comment love!

Life gives us mountains to climb, and if we stop at the bottom we never know what beauty lies up at the top.

I don't fully understand why we have to be dealt tragic things to deal with.  Loss, divorce, money issues, death... the list can go on and on and on.  There are so many life challenging things that we have to go through, and during these times the majority of us can buckle to our knees and throw in the towel.  A majority of us forget to turn our worries over to God trusting in Him that things will work out, because THEY ALWAYS DO.

This past week I went through another pregnancy loss.  I think that one main thing that got me through it is focusing on positive things.  The last time I went through this I didn't do this, I buckled to my knees and felt like my entire world was colliding all around me.  This time, I felt my pain inside, but I knew that I had to keep going.... I had to find out what beauty is lying ahead of me.  Last time it ended up being a beautiful little girl I call Ella... this time, we'll find out soon.

I was going to base my Just a Motivating Monday on pregnancy loss, but we all are struggling with something in our lives.  Something that has us sad, stressed, worried, sickened... something that we can charge head on and defeat with happiness.  But the thing is.... it's your choice.  It's your choice how you handle the hardships in your life.  It's your choice when you will be happy again.  It's YOUR CHOICE.  So, how are you going to choose this week?

Here's how I'm choosing:

I just lost another baby that was growing inside of me, but....

  • I'm going to continue being a good mom and wife
  • I'm going to write out my goals and accomplish them
  • I'm going to smile when I get out of bed, because despite tragedy.... I'm still living
  • I CHOOSE to make the best out of each day
  • I CHOOSE to not let a day go by where I allow sadness or regret to take over my day

We choose the outcomes of every situation... good or bad.  Unfortunately we don't to choose the tragedies and unfortunate events that happen to us, but we get to choose to embrace it for what it is and grow from it.


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Blogger just me... said...

So sorry for your loss. After suffering such a tragedy, I wish you all the best with prayers and virtual hugs as you move on. But know, that is it is perfectly OK to grieve and mourn your loss, and it is really something you need to do. I personally went through the same thing and feel I didn't grieve "properly" because of wanting to be strong and smile for everyone to try and prove I was ok. It's not OK-you lost a child, a piece of your future. It's OK to drop to your knees and scream why! ((HUGS TO YOU)) Feel free to email me--I would be happy to talk with you and support you as you heal...as a mother, as a neonatal nurse, as a perinatal loss support person...Tonyababyrn at aol dot com

January 24, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Alicia said...

Thank you for this. Losing a baby is the hardest thing that I have ever gone through. I agree that you do have to make a choice to find happiness even after facing horrible pain. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Avery who was my oldest son's twin. I had to be strong and choose happiness because I did have another child who was counting on me and needing me.

January 24, 2010 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger DysFUNctional Mom said...

I agree with you 100%. It's not always easy to make those choices, but it definitely is a choice.

January 25, 2010 at 1:31 AM  
Blogger ~Tami said...

Oh, how my heart breaks for you! I lost a baby last May. The Lord will comfort you through the loss. You do have the right perspective. Praise God for that! I'm here, if you need a listening ear.

Here's my story:

January 25, 2010 at 5:11 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I agree that it could be easier to focus on the sad of this situation but you are able to do what I do and try your best to move forward in the most positive way you can! ((HUGS))

I have my post ready to link up in a few moments! My first week participating in this!

January 25, 2010 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Beautiful post Amanda, and truly inspiring and motivating. I love coming to read your posts...because no matter the things going on in your life...you remain positive and keep the focus on God. xoxo

January 25, 2010 at 5:58 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

amen and it's strong christian women like you that inspire me to stand strong :)

January 25, 2010 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

P.S. Thanks for the nudge!! ;)

January 25, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hugs, Amanda - and prayers :-)

January 25, 2010 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Beautifully put Amanda. You are inspiring (hug)

January 25, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Crystal Escobar said...

Hey Amanda, I love your blog! Very inspirational. So sorry to hear about your precious baby :( You're a very strong women with a great outlook on life. Thank you for the positive words.
Also, thank you for the comment about my wedding video :) You're very sweet.
I love your signature at the end of your posts. You probably designed that yourself I take it? Do you do web design too?

January 25, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

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